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Leaking i got water leaking out of the powder/comfort tray the leak only seems to happen when the cycle is ready to add the comfort

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I sugest that you remove the dispenser from the waher, remove every piece of it and thoroughly clean all parts, particularly the part(s) that take the conditioner down.Trust this helps you.
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For guest dated May29:
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